ECNLAYW | Kelly Kinzinger
RICHMOND, VA (October 22, 2015) – The ECNL is dedicated to celebrating the Amazing Young Women that have helped mold this league into the top female youth soccer platform in the world. As part of the campaign, ECNL is encouraging amazing young women to share their stories. Kelly Kinzinger is the newest face in The Zone at ECNL National Events, mother and small business owner. Learn more about what motivates her and makes her so amazing.
Q: What is your dream job
A: Living it!
Q: Define the word Courage:
A: The ability to step out of your comfort zone to continually challenge your perceived limits.
Q: What would your vanity license plate say?
Q: What is your favorite emoji?
A: The one with the wink and kiss lips! But I should probably say the flexing bicep 😉
Q: Do you have any superstitions?
A: In college, I had a warmup partner that NEVER changed. Coaching, I had to hit each post with a shot before I could take the sideline.
Q: What is your morning routine?
A: I wake up early most days. I mean, EARLY. So I have to have a routine that I can do while sleepwalking. I drink a tsp of pink sea salt and half a lime with water, then make my protein shake for breakfast. When it’s cold, I’ll make tea too, but then I’m out the door to start with my early-bird clients!
Q: If you could fill an entire room with one thing, what would it be?
A: DIAPERS. Holy cow, we go through a lot with my kiddo.
Q: Where do you draw inspiration?
A: My husband and son. They are my biggest cheerleaders and supporters. Whether I’m carting my son in to the gym super early, or my husband is being an incredible dad after working his 24 hour shifts, I couldn’t do my dream job without them!
Q: What’s a favorite personality trait?
A: In others? Honesty, accountability and a good work ethic. In myself? I hope that I embody those three as well!
Q: What’s on your bucket list?
A: I’d love to rent an RV and drive across country going to every baseball park.
Q: Window or Aisle seat?
A: Aisle, please!
Q: Who is your hero and why?
A: My mom. Breast Cancer and tons of health issues later, she is STILL rocking it working as a full time ER Nurse and finds time to do her Zinger workouts daily!
About Amazing Young WomenTM: The Amazing Young Women campaign is a dynamic platform of online and local market activations that showcase and celebrate female role models offering an aspirational focus for all female athletes and teens as they prepare to be our next generation of leaders. Throughout the 2014-2015 season, the ECNL will call on all of the nation’s women to join the movement to celebrate the endless potential of today’s girls.
About Elite Clubs National League: The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) was founded in 2009 to enhance the developmental experience of female youth soccer players in the United States through: (i) Improving the competitive environment through creation of a true national competitive league; (ii) Improving the process for identifying elite female soccer players for the U.S. Soccer youth national teams through a systematic scouting and identification program based on national competitions; and (iii) improving the daily training environment at top female youth soccer clubs through developing best practices and training and organizational guidelines for its member clubs. The ECNL is sanctioned by US Club Soccer and is sponsored by Nike Soccer.
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